october, 2020

2020thu15oct8:00 pmFeaturedWine & Words with Beads Author Rachael Brooks8:00 pm Dram & Draught, 1 Glenwood Ave #101, Raleigh, NC 27603 Event TagsBook Signing,Live,Virtual,Wine Tasting,Zoom

2020-10-15 - Wine and Words with Rachael Brooks and BLOOMHERE - Beads Book Cover Art


Event Details


We are excited to host our first post-COVID live event at Dram & Draught in Raleigh on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 8 p.m. with Rachael Brooks, author of “Beads: A Memoir About Falling Apart and Putting Yourself Back Together Again”!

There are three tickets available to join us for the event: virtual admission and book for those who prefer to join in from home; live event admission and a copy of the book; live event admission, a copy of the book, and wine tasting.

All proceeds of Words & Wine will benefit BLOOMHERE, which provides women survivors of abuse, addiction, prostitution, and trafficking a safe place to live, and space and resources to heal. A cash bar for additional beverages will also be available with 10% of sales benefitting BLOOMHERE as well.

Following the event, there will be time allotted for a Q&A with Rachael as well as a book signing, so come prepared with all your burning questions!



Rachael Brooks currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel then became a tax accountant and CPA. She’s now a stay at home for her two children.

Following the #MeToo movement in 2017, Rachael wrote “Beads” in an effort to raise awareness for fellow victims of sexual violence and encourage them to speak their truth (only 1 in 5 women report rape). The book is about a rape victim who is determined to become a survivor by putting her life back together. It tells the story of the character’s journey following the brutal attack, confronting the justice system, and finding forgiveness and peace.

The emotional journey the character takes highlights real-life themes of the difficulty of victims coming forward with rape in today’s society and the importance of raising awareness for sexual assault so that no one should ever have to go through the same trauma as her.


(Thursday) 8:00 pm


Dram & Draught

1 Glenwood Ave #101, Raleigh, NC 27603